Nativism and the Foundations of US Xenophobia: An Old Doctrine of Hatred and Bigotry Reemerges
This essay released by CrimethInc. before the 4th of July to counter the associated jingoism, explains some of the histories of anti immigrant sentiments in the United States.
"Some have debated whether we should view the groundswell of support for Donald Trump through the lens of white supremacy or fascism, but we can also understand it through the framework of nativism, the doctrine of prioritizing the interests of the native-born over those of immigrants. Nativism has a long and ugly history in the United States, in which the ascendency of Donald Trump and his supporters is just the latest chapter. Here... we study nativism from its origins to the current day, tracing the common threads that connect all the ways the rich have preyed on the fears and prejudices of the exploited to turn them against those worse off than themselves."
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